Pinnacle Book Award

Judy Swisher, Penn State professor emerita and award-winning author, has written two illustrated children’s books The Last Ornament and Celebrate Advent- 25 Legends and Ornaments. As a grandmother herself, Judy’s inspiration stems from the importance of building family traditions with your children during the holiday season. She developed these books as a way to build lasting traditions throughout the holiday season for families. Celebrate Advent contains stories from around the world that have been paired with punch-out ornaments, one for each of the 25 days of Christmas. The Last Ornament chronicles the story of an ornament, the little blue train, throughout the holiday season. It encourages families to build traditions around decorating and taking down the Christmas tree together and with its beautiful illustrations, will quickly become a family favorite.

Ideas for Family Traditions

Create a new holiday tradition with your children this Christmas season!

Celebrate Advent

Celebrate Advent contains 25 legends from around the world that celebrate the birth of the Christ child.


The Last Ornament

The Last Ornament tells the story of one ornament’s journey of decorating the Christmas tree from the first day through the end of Christmas.


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